Friendship

Sarah Homer @SarahHomerReads · 6d

I would love to read a YA contemporary with an incredibly strong friendship, a la Amy and Molly in BOOKSMART. Bonus points if the conflict does NOT stem from romance/love interest complications (between the friends or another character)! #MSWL

Beth Marshea @busybethm · Nov 13

#mswl Picture Books with heart and fun a hook. I love books about friendship and acceptance like Octopuppy, Beekle, Not Quite a Narwhal.

P.S. Literary Agency @PSLiterary · Oct 30

"A diverse, contemporary YA novel about strong guy friendships. Think Poe and Finn. <3" @ericsmithrocks #MSWL ericsmithrocks.com/mswl

Naomi Davis, literary agent @NaomisLitPix · Oct 11

#MSWL queer elements in YA contemporary always a bonus for me, because I am absolutely queer too. Show me teen friendships that influence us for life. Show me connections that fracture in devastating ways.
I am closing to YA Fantasy & Sci Fi. List is full on those for the moment.

Naomi Davis, literary agent @NaomisLitPix · Oct 11

Updating my #MSWL!
I desperately want YA contemporary. Powerful female friendships fraught w/tension & drama. An updated YA Girl: Interrupted. Show me how a peer catastrophe in high school truly feels like the end of the world. Validate those moments & their impact.

Caitlyn Averett @craverett · Oct 4

General #MSWL stuff: magic/spells gone wrong, ghosts, resurrections, possessions, the end of the world scenarios, characters who get themselves into weird/messed up situations that push them to their emotional limits, & friendship stories, especially friendships that ended badly.

Amy Stapp @AmyStappNY · Sep 26

#MSWL Transitioning from high school to early college years with a lot of girl friendships, awkwardness, and tons of humor. I want to feel like I'm reading a YA Pitch Perfect with Anna Kendrick's voice in my head.

Catherine Laudone @CatherineLaud · Sep 24

I want to find more #picturebooks with classic illustrations and timeless themes! I especially have a soft spot for stories featuring siblings, intergenerational relationships, and friends. #MSWL

Catherine Laudone @CatherineLaud · Sep 24

Still looking for a #friendship #YA ala The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants or The Deepest Roots. #MSWL

Elizabeth Lee @EleeReads · Sep 24

MIDDLE GRADE:
- #OwnVoices magical realism, reimagined folk tales, and sweeping, character-driven adventures
- Literary, contemporary stories about tween female friendship and the ins and outs of tweendom (if that’s a word)

Kendra Levin @kendralevin · Sep 24

All ages: Female friendship, gender subversion, Southern Gothics, wordplay and puns, under-explored chapters in history, Jewish characters beyond WWII/shtetl, economic #diversity, genre blends, stories set in the deep South, rural America, and the Southwest. That's my #MSWL.

ellen @ellencormier · Sep 24

-I've said it before but: Emily Dickinson was queer and I wanna read about it (YA)
- Another oldie: impeccably researched historical fiction (YA or MG) about the misogynist persecution of midwives, esp re: accusations of witchcraft
- Queer friendships
#MSWL

Ella Marie Shupe @ellamarieattheB · Sep 24

Happy #mswl day! I'd like to see a suspense/thriller with a single pov and a rich atmosphere. Historical suspense in the vein of Ruth Ware. Family, friendship, and enemies attract my attention. Check the rest of my wish list on the Belcastro Agency website.

ellen @ellencormier · Sep 24

- suuuuuuuuuper gay, well-researched historical fiction à la Gentleman Jack
- messy, unlikable, vulnerable girls who can't stop fucking up (think Fleabag)
- stories that center friendship > romance
- novels by/about trans girls & trans femmes
#MSWL

Bridget Smith @bredalot · Sep 24

I'm also really into YA stories that take a romance structure/trope and use it to construct a fantastic friendship story (a la FOOLISH HEARTS, an enemies-to-BFFs contemp). #mswl